Have we made progress over the last 50 years, since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act? The law’s intent was to ban racial discrimination in housing. What has housing segregation cost us? What remedies have been tried and how have they worked? How do we provide adequate, affordable housing to all? This 10-week study group will look through the lenses of the private, public, and affordable housing markets to examine housing problems in Chicago. Do the current programs work? Could we improve upon them? What is the process of applying for and being accepted into affordable housing? Can we talk about housing without discussing racism and poverty, education, health, and lost opportunity? Our activities will include hearing from local experts and a field trip to housing court – details will be provided at the first class. Readings and all materials will be provided and posted on Canvas. Join us as we look for the historical, the overt, and the underlying causes of - and solutions to - the affordable housing crisis in Chicago. This study group meets for 10 weeks, starting 09/13/18.